20. Law, Ethics, Religion, and Blood Management

  1. Petra Seeber MD1 and
  2. Aryeh Shander MD, FCCM, FCCP2,3

Published Online: 4 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch20

Basics of Blood Management, Second edition

Basics of Blood Management, Second edition

How to Cite

Seeber, P. and Shander, A. (2012) Law, Ethics, Religion, and Blood Management, in Basics of Blood Management, Second edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118338070.ch20

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute for Blood Management, Gotha, Germany

  2. 2

    Critical Care Medicine and Hyperbaric Medicine, Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, Englewood, NJ, USA

  3. 3

    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470670705

Online ISBN: 9781118338070

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Keywords:

  • Ethics;
  • Human rights;
  • Patient rights;
  • Advance directive;
  • Minors;
  • Jehovah's Witnesses;
  • Ethical transfer;
  • Compassionate use

Summary

Decision-making is at times difficult, and all the more so when human lives are at stake. Having principles and laws aids in decision making. This chapter deals with the principles and laws needed to make sound decisions in blood management. It will consider blood management from three different angles: ethical, legal, and religious. All three aspects are interwoven and must be taken into account before decisions are made.